Hat tip Francois DeSouche
It's a familiar story.
First of all, it appears that a local (Los Angeles) radio news report that a second French police officer had died was erroneous.
French president Francois Hollande has announced that all signs point to terrorism. And why not? The attacker who was killed by police is identified (according to Francois DeSouche) as Karim Cheurfi (born in France in 1977).
Karim Cheurfi est très défavorablement connu de la justice. Il avait tiré en 2001 sur des policiers alors qu’il était en garde à vue à Melun. Condamné à 20 ans en 2003, il avait vu sa peine allégée à 15 ans en 2005.
Translation: Karim Cheurfi was very unfavorably known to justice. He fired at police officers in 2001 when he was in custody at Melun. Condemned to 20 years in 2003, he saw his sentence reduced to 15 years in 2015.